The Parish Society of St. Vincent de Paul has launched a special appeal called “Mothers of Courage” on its new webpage. Please visit www.stpetersroathsvp.org.uk for full details.
Can you support us?
COMINO WALK (PILGRIMAGE)
“I know you would love to hear about my Camino Walk. I completed five days of the Camino walk on 16th July at 1.00 pm. For the first few days the weather was not that great - the temperature was around 32 C - but for pilgrims, the last two days were excellent for walking, the weather was cooler. Most of the walk was through woodland, countryside, farmland and the last part through the city. On the way, I had lots of chances to visit many churches and pray. I also met many pilgrims from all over the world. Some of them did 32 days of walking! Most of them did this pilgrimage for their own personal intentions, but there are also many who do this for other people’s intentions. It really was an amazing journey with a total of 117 km (just over 72 miles) covered. It was a beautiful experience with lots of challenges and certainly not an easy journey. God helped me to complete this pilgrimage and I thank Him for keeping me fit. I am really thankful to God for giving me this chance of a wonderful prayer experience and to do something for our church renovation. After completion of my pilgrimage, I received a certificate. I went twice to receive it but both times there was a very long queue. The second time I had to queue for two hours to collect it, so you can imagine the number of people who are doing this walk for personal time with God. Each and every moment I spent on the Camino was an amazing experience. After completing the walk, I stayed one more day in Santiago to visit the Cathedral (see photo) and other churches. I had a chance to visit the tomb of the Apostle, St. James and was able to light a few candles and pray for you all in Santiago Cathedral and the other churches I visited on the way. Thank for your prayers and support. You were always in my prayers.” If you sponsored Fr. Saji (or would like to!), please leave your donations (in an envelope with your name) either with one of the clergy, in the Church shop, or at the Presbytery. If you wish to Gift Aid your donation, please take one of the yellow envelopes from the Church porch.
All donations are for the Restoration Fund. If you wish to sponsor him, forms will be available at the back of the Church. You can sponsor Fr. Saji for any amount (£5, £10, £20, £50, £100, etc.; so much per kilometre, or whatever you wish to give. If you would prefer to give a private donation or to donate money to a particular job that need to be done in the Church (e.g. boiler upgrade, new furniture for the Community Hall, fire alarm installation, etc., please contact Fr. Saji
When you park your car to come to Mass, please make sure that you do not leave anything of value inside. There have been several incidents recently of cars outside the Church having their windows smashed and items stolen
TEA & COFFEE AFTER 9.30 MASS
All are warmly welcome to join us for tea, coffee & biscuits in St David’s Chapel ONLY after Mass today.
CROESO ROATH/CATHAYS REFUGEE GROUP
Our Syrian family have now arrived and our group went to the airport to give them a warm Welsh welcome after their very long and exhausting journey here. We are most grateful to everyone who has contributed in some way to settling them in. There is no current need for any more donations of furniture but, if you have any unwanted items, the SVP charity shop in Tweedsmuir Road, Tremorfa are always very pleased to accept them.
BEREAVEMENT BEFRIENDING GROUP
St. Peter’s Bereavement Befriending Group which offers a listening ear meets each Wednesday at 7 pm. Please speak to Paul Warren (Music Group) if you are interested.
UPCOMING EVENTS and NOTICES
CHILDREN’S MASS & LITURGY
There is NO Children’s Mass or Children’s Liturgy today [21st] Children’s Liturgy will recommence on Sunday 28th July until Sunday 25th August. Many thanks for your support.
PARISH IN COUNCIL MEETING
There is a Parish in Council meeting on Monday 22nd July at 7pm in the Presbytery. All are welcome
NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS
Please note that the new permanent e-mail address for the Parish is email@example.com
ST ALBAN’S PARISH
You may have heard that there is going to be a radical change at St. Alban’s Parish. At the request of the Archbishop, the Rosminian Order has agreed to transfer the pastoral care of the Parish to the Oratorians in Formation, who are at present working at the University Chaplaincy. The new Parish Priest will be Fr. Sebastian Jones. This will mean an end to the Rosminian service to the parish, which has lasted nearly 130 years. It also means that Fr. Philip will go into semi-retirement (!?) at St. Joseph’s and Fr. Michael will return once again to St. Peter’s. These changes are expected to be carried out in the first few weeks of August.
For August and September are now ready for collection from the Sacristy
A huge thank you from Teresa Nicholson to all the parents and children who made their First Holy Communion this year, your generous gift voucher and flowers were very much appreciated. Please see next week’s [28th] newsletter for details of how to order and collect the photographs of this year’s First Communion children. The cost is £10.00 per set of 1 x A4 plus 4 x [5 x 7] photographs.
MONICA PALFREY R.I.P.
Many of you will have known Monica, who taught for many years at St Peter’s School and is remembered with great fondness. Her Requiem will take place on Wednesday 24th July at 1.30 pm at St Alban’s Church. Please keep her and her family in your prayers.
THERESA & FRANCES HILLIER
For those of you who remember Theresa and Frances, long standing parishioners here at St. Peter’s, you may like to know that they are both now residing at Nazareth House.
The shop will close Monday to Thursdays from 29th July until Monday 9th September. We will remain OPEN on Sundays. We have an excellent selection of cards and gifts for all occasions.
WALES AND THE MARCHES CATHOLIC HISTORY SOCIETY
Thank you very much to those who have donated old copies of The Illtydian Magazine to our Society. We do not need any more as we now have at least one complete set, plus spares. They will be kept in our archive at Newman House, Colum Road, Cardiff. People are most welcome to come and read them from September onwards. For more information contact Tricia Coulthard on 029 2059 5899 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CONVERSATIONS AT THE CHAPEL
See the poster in the porch. This event will be held in Abergavenny on 31st July.
WELSH NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE
Come and join the pilgrimage between 26th and 31st July 2019, in this special anniversary year as we celebrate 160th and 130th anniversary of Bernadette’s birth and death. A full religious programme is organised with reflection, discussions and free time. There are direct flights from Cardiff to Lourdes. If you would like to sponsor a pilgrim, join as a pilgrim (as an individual or parish group) or volunteer as a helper, you can get further details by emailing email@example.com
SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILY
St Peter’s is working with two Mosques in the city to resettle a Syrian family, A house has been prepared and some items of furniture and fittings are still required. If you are able to assist please contact Peter Sullivan on 07906 101015 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ST PETER’S SOCIAL GROUP
Every Saturday Evening in the community Hall, Bedford Street, 6.30pm - 8pm. Come along to socialise, learn some Line Dancing or play Table Tennis. All Welcome
The Church Shop has an excellent selection of cards and gifts. We are open Mon - Thurs 10.30 am - 12.15 pm and on Sunday mornings.
CYCLE OF PRAYER FOR THE PARISHES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE 2019
This week we pray for the Parishes of Saint Patrick, Newport; Rev Brian Cuddihy, I.C.; Provincialate of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Annecy and Saint Patrick’s Primary school.
If any of our Church groups are holding an event, we’d love to have a photo of it, together with a short descriptive note from you, to put in our future newsletters. Please leave it at the office or email to email@example.com.
FAITH AND LIGHT
Faith & Light is an international ecumenical Christian organisation for people with learning disabilities, their families, carers and friends. The Cardiff branch meets on a Sunday afternoon each month for friendship, sharing, festivities, celebration and prayer. If you would like to come to our next meeting do contact our Cardiff coordinator, Norbert Flynn, on 029 2075 7387 or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org Be assured of a warm welcome!
102 years anniversary of the Apparitions
Films & Documentaries on the 13th of every Month, from 13th May to 13th Oct 2019 in the Mostyn Room, St David’s Metropolitan Cathedral, 38 Charles Street, Cardiff CF10 2SF
This Documentary showing at St Peter’s RC Church in St David’s Chapel. For more information, go to http://www.sdcrf.org.uk/fatima100years
ANNUAL PILGRAMAGE TO THE GRAVE OF SAINT JOHN KEMBLE
This year the Pilgrimage takes place on Sunday 18th August commencing at 10.15am from Monmouth to Welsh Newton. For information contact the Pilgrimage secretary Mrs M Walsh on 01600 713316 or see the poster at back of Church
THE SEPTEMBER PILGRIMAGE
This year the pilgrimage, led by Canon Matthew Jones is visiting “The Shrines of France” on September 9th - 16th and has a vacancy for a lady to share a twin room with another lady. If you are interested please ring Billy Gill on 2059 3555 for an itinerary etc.,
THE WELSH PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE
This year’s pilgrimage will be from September 16th - 23rd, flying from Bristol airport and staying at the Hotel Grace. Cost from £515. Book on 0800 689 4792 or to learn more, contact Philip Illsley at www.holyishisname.co.uk
PILGRIMAGE TO THE OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY
There will be a coach trip from Cardiff , calling at numerous shrines across Europe from 16th - 24th September, 2020. A deposit of £500 will be needed towards the cost of £1,295 (pp in twin room). Group chaplain will be Revd. Gareth Leyshon and full details can be obtained from either email@example.com or Tangney Tours on 01732 886666.
Fr AJI ALPHONSE
We welcome Fr Aji Alphonse, a Rosminian priest from our Indian province, who has recently been at St. Joseph’s parish and will now join our parish on Sunday 2nd June to assist Fr Saji.
HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT GIFT AIDING YOUR DONATIONS?
If you are a Tax Payer, the Government will add an additional 25% to the amount that you donate without any cost to you. This means that if you gave £1 a week to the church, the yearly total would be £52. The Income Tax reclaimed would be £13 so the real amount of your gift to the church would be £65 a year. Please give serious thought to joining this scheme as it will enable extra funds to be made available to St. Peter’s. .If you wish to join, please speak to Fr. Saji or contact Maria in the Presbytery office or email John Grimes at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE POPE’S MONTHLY PRAYER INTENTION
You may wish to know that the diocesan website has been updated to include a page dedicated to the Holy Father, with a list of his intentions for 2019 (https://rcadc.org/holy-father). There is a short video available centred around the monthly intentions (https://www.thepopevideo.org) which has been recorded by Pope Francis as a personal message to the viewer. There is also an app that links users around the world in prayer for the Holy Father’s intentions, available from the Apple Store or Google Play, which can be accessed through the Click to Pray website (https://www.clicktopray.org)
FOOD BANK DONATIONS
Further to last week’s notice, please note that Cardiff Food Bank is presently prioritising rice pudding, jam, custard, tinned tomatoes and sponge puddings, but the needs of families helped by the SVP still include coffee, tea, sugar, rice, pasta, tinned fish , beans, tinned meat, chocolate. Of course any food donations are welcome - many thanks. There is a container in the porch.
Following this five-yearly inspection of our beautiful church, there are some essential building works to be completed within a specified time frame. We are appealing for your help in funding this work and a box is in front of the pulpit for your donations which can be given before or after Mass. Anything you can spare would be greatly appreciated.
If anyone would like to sponsor a particular part of the work (it could be large or small!), you can contact Fr. Saji. Gift aid donations would be especially welcome. There are some photos at the back of the church of the ongoing work at the Community Hall, the Church and the Presbytery. The leaks have been repaired on the right hand side of the church, timbers and loose slates replaced. The boiler has been repaired. The outside of the church near the pavement is being worked on, so please be careful of the scaffolding.
NEW ROSMINIAN PROVINCIAL
As from 6th January, 2019, the Superior General of the Rosminian Order, Fr. Vito Nardin, has appointed Fr. Chris Fuse as Provincial Superior of the Province, Great Britain and New Zealand. Many of you will remember him from his time at St. Peter’s, St. Joseph’s and St. Alban’s. We wish him well.
There are some photos at the back of the church of the ongoing work at the Community Hall, the Church and the Presbytery.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe - Prisoner of Conscience
In view of Nazanin’s declining health and lack of adequate medical treatment in prison, her family has again asked that people send her cards and messages of support. If you would like to do this, - from members of the Justice and Peace Group.
FR TONY UPDATE
Fr Tony is pleased to say that the latest scan shows the tumour has not grown at all in six months and all that is recommended is a further scan in September. So Thank you all once again, for your prayerful support. As Rosmini said “ Adore, be silent, rejoice”.
PARKING - IMPORTANT NOTICE!!
Please be very careful where you park when you attend Church. In particular, do not block the entrance, or park in the lane leading to St. Peter’s Hall, as access is needed at all times and, last week, someone prevented this from happening. Thank you.
MASS BOOKINGS FOR 2019
Next year's diary has now arrived. If you have particular dates on which you'd like to have a Mass celebrated, perhaps for an anniversary or any other intention, please call in at the presbytery during the week or just phone. Please note that we can't cope with multiple requests for booking on a Sunday morning.
We extend a warm welcome to all new students to Cardiff. Please make yourself known to one of the clergy or complete a registration and consent form which is at the back of the church. All the very best to you during your time here.
The sheets for are available today in the porch. If you know of any housebound parishioners who may like to join this campaign of daily prayer for the parish and for the world, just take a sheet to them. Please ensure that sick or frail parishioners know that Holy Communion can be brought to their homes by a priest or one of the Eucharistic ministers.
If you know of anyone who is lonely or isolated and would like a visit or support from the SVP please contact Peter Sullivan on 07906101015.
GOING INTO HOSPITAL?
Waiting to go into hospital? Do please let your parish priest know in plenty of time. He will be pleased to celebrate the Sacrament of the Sick with you or any pastoral support you need. The small team of parish priests who currently provide 24/7 emergency cover in the Cardiff hospitals are under a great deal of pressure, so unfortunately there is no guarantee that one will always be available at any particular time. On the same theme, if you know of any Catholic already in hospital who needs or might like a visit or sacramental support, please continue to leave details with the Cardiff & Vale Hospital Chaplaincy on 029 2074 3230.
MASS AT CARDIFF PRISON
Mass takes place each Friday at 3.00pm in the Prison Chapel. For some years parishioners from several Cardiff parishes have attended this Mass which is organised by the Catholic Chaplain. Roman Catholic prisoners are given the chance to worship with fellow Catholics. If you are interested in learning further details please contact St Peter’s SVP on 07906 101015
THE CREED: A WINDOW ON THE WORLD"
Ambrose Walsh's new publication is now on sale for £9.99 at email@example.com or telephone 01582 571011.
A big thank you for the generous donation recently received from St. Peter's.
MESSAGE FROM FR. SAJI ABOUT PARISH GROUPS:-
“I am looking to get to know the various groups which are alive in our Parish community. If each of the group leaders would please confirm their parish group names, the main contact person and the contact number with the Parish Office it would be much appreciated. Please also mention how many times you meet up in the month, with place and times. The form to fill in is left with the Parish Office Manager. Thank you in anticipation.”
PLASNEWYDD FRIENDSHIP CLUB
Every Friday, 2- 4pm, at Plasnewydd Community Centre, Shakespeare Street, Roath; Tea, biscuits, Bingo, Raffle and chat. New members are most welcome; come along and join us.
This is an organisation which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further information visit. Phone 0161 941 3498, visit www.catholicsingles.org.uk or email info@catholic singles.org.uk CATHOLIC SINGLES
How many of you spend two minutes reading the Gospel of the Day? Two minutes!
Keep a small book of the Gospels. Carry it in your purse or handbag….. When you’re on the bus, or on the train, or
when you’re at home, open it and read for two minutes. Try it! You will see how it changes your life. Because you will encounter JESUS. You are encountering the WORD.
Please take your FREE copy today from the back of Church. You may recognise some of our parishioners!
Parish Office Opening Hours: Monday-Wednesday and Friday : 9.15 am-1.15 am